Northern Michigan University
People’s capacity to maneuver flexibly from place to put has far-reaching implications for the nature of societies. The numbers are rising quickly, particularly in China, India and other newly industrialized nations.
The mechanical energy that motors and engines produce should be transformed to work by wheels, propellers, nozzles, or related means. Aside from converting mechanical power into movement, wheels allow a vehicle to roll alongside a surface and, excluding railed vehicles, to be steered. Wheels are ancient know-how, with specimens being found from over 5000 years ago.
The first motor automobile in central Europe and one of the first factory-made cars in the world, was produced by Czech firm Nesselsdorfer Wagenbau (later renamed to Tatra) in 1897, the PrÃ¤sident automobil. The word automobile is believed to originate from the Latin word carrus or carrum (“wheeled vehicle”), or the Middle English word carre (that means “two-wheel cart”, from … Read More